Stefano di Battista
|Stefano di Battista|
14 February 1969 |
Battista began playing at thirteen with friends and became interested in jazz on hearing Art Pepper. In Italy he received guidance from Massimo Urbani and by his twenties di Battista was performing in Paris. He put out his debut as a leader in 1997 and has toured with the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine.
- 1996: Live au Parc Floral Vol 3 (Parc Floral)
- 1997: Volare (Label Bleu)
- 1998: A Prima vista (Blue Note)
- 1998: The Woman Next Door (Label Bleu), with Michel Benita and Rita Marcotulli
- 2000: Stefano Di Battista (Blue Note)
- 2002: Round About Roma (Blue Note)
- 2004: Parker’s Mood (Blue Note)
- 2007: Trouble Shootin’ (Blue Note)
- 2009: Più Sole (Universal Music), with Nicky Nicolai
- 2010: La Musica Di Noi (Alice Records)
- 2011: Woman's Land (Discograph)
- 2014: Giu' La Testa (Just Looking Production), with Sylvain Luc
If you've seen the title, you've probably got this one figured out. Parker's Mood, Italian saxophonist Stefano Di Battista's fourth Blue Note CD as a leader, is a Charlie Parker tribute. Di Battista's usual bassist and trumpeter Rosario Bonaccorso and Flavio Boltro are teamed up for this session with the Stateside duo of pianist Kenny Barron and Jazz at Lincoln Center powerhouse drummer Herlin Riley for a collection of Birdsongs that stick pretty closely to the originals. Interestingly, the closer they hew, the more successful they are.
- Seida, Linda. "Stefano di Battista". Biography. AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-10-03.
- Seida, Linda (2005-01-19). "Stefano Di Battista: Stefano Di Battista: Parker's Mood (2005)". Musical reviews. All About Jazz. Retrieved 2014-10-03.
- Official website
- All Music
- Blue Note profile
- Artist's website
- Stefano di Battista Quartet on YouTube
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